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 Posted:   Jun 27, 2014 - 6:52 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

At least when Don Davis would do it, it was a couple of tracks...

I've never minded Davis's tasteful and sparing use of puns, such as "Bane Voyage." His anagrams, on the other hand, make me wanna say, "Whoa, Switch Brokers!"

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 2:43 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I imagine my playlist will look something like this (I'm not averse to one or two joke titles).

Plague Field
Stalking
Ape Processional
Primates
Close Encounters
Monkey City
The Lost City
Simian Lines
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Monkey Coup
Gorilla Warfare
Apes Of Wrath
Gibbon Take (might change??)
Aped Crusaders
(I will link to scene in film)? = How Bonobo Can You Go?
(I will link to scene in film)? = Enough Monkeying Around
Primates Life
End Credits
Stinger

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

I'm bothered by this. It seems as if Giacchino isn't taking his own artistic creation seriously. It diminishes the score. If I were the director of the movie, I wouldn't allow it. Can't imagine Goldsmith would have ever done anything like this (outside of a comedy score). This seems just another example of how we're in an era of cultural decline. I know DAWN is just a summer blockbuster movie, not a prestige picture meant to garner Oscar buzz, but the filmmakers should have a somewhat serious regard for what they're creating. These cue titles stink.

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I just don't get it. The score is the score, regardless of what the cues are called. Why are simple, artless descriptive titles like The Trial, The Hunt, The Enterprise, Ilia's Theme, Collision Course, Boarding any more "culturally ascendent" than someone having some fun coming up with goofy titles? There are literally dozens of cues titled "The Kiss" and "The Battle" "The Speech" in my library, more if you count variants with adjectives like first, big, final, president's etc. At least Giacchino's way there's something distinctive about the titles. And it's not as if they record the cues differently depending what they're called on CD. Is Elfman not taking his work seriously because he repeats certain cue titles from score to score?

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Stop making sense, Mastadge.

-Erik-

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Why are simple, artless descriptive titles like The Trial, The Hunt, The Enterprise, Ilia's Theme, Collision Course, Boarding any more "culturally ascendent" than someone having some fun coming up with goofy titles?

I guess I just don't see what's so "fun" about the goofiness of it. What are we becoming in this country? A nation of Homer Simpsons? If so, let the real apes take over -- and soon.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   Ant   (Member)

Maybe he does it to get people talking about the score.

Job done.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Stop making sense, Mastadge.


On THIS message board that's a rare jewel, it seems.

I love unique titles. Always have even well before I got into film scores. And as has already been said, you remember them. "Up With Titles" has much more punch than "Main Titles". Say "The Incredits" and you easily know what movie it's from, can't do that with "End Credits".

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

125 posts..............

this film hasn't even been released.....hasit?
!!!!!!!!
brm

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

No Gravity, Arena Battle and Big Fight/Flashback (from
John Carter). Do what I do and own the situation.


Ehh. I find the fun punny titles far more interesting than the boring vaguely descriptive ones. I do enjoy when they use lines of dialogue as track titles, though those sometimes get a little long.


I agree. I mean, count how many track titles in your score collection that are labeled simply "The Hunt" or "The Chase", or "Love Scene", etc. I enjoy a little fun with the titles myself actually.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   Faleel J Morricone   (Member)

Soundtrack of the Motion Picture

Motion Picture Soundtrack of the Music By Michael Giacchino.

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

What's in a title? That which we call a cue by any other name would smell a suite.

One more for the record (but not on the CD because it may contain a spoiler):

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   Matt S.   (Member)

I have no problem at all with the track names. I like the fact that Giacchino has a little fun with the music. He's not composing a Requiem Mass here, just the score to a fun summer blockbuster. It doesn't cheapen the music at all. It goes to show that he really enjoys his work.

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

A brand new review from Hitfix lovingly mentions Michael's contribution:

http://www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/review-dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-is-a-daring-and-dazzling-accomplishment

And Michael Giacchino's score is one of his finest, which is saying something based on how many amazing pieces of work he's created over the last seventeen years. Rich and beautiful and hugely emotional, I would compare it to the best work of Maurice Jarre. It's a mature piece of composition and orchestration, a perfect companion to the unconventionally beautiful film that Reeves has created.


MV

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

'Dam Them All to Hell'.

How many bricks would you guys have crapped if that made the CD?

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

'Dam Them All to Hell' may well be on the CD, but absorbed under another name. Some cues may have been named differently at different stages. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS' "Kronos Wartet" was played in extended form at the ST Live Royal Albert Hall concerts under the titles "Kronos Karpool" and "Klingon Meeting Adjourned."

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 6:30 PM   
 By:   Sketchkid   (Member)

The glowing review from The Hollywood Reporter also called out the score...along with mentioning the movie falls in line with The Empire Strikes Back as a sequel that rises above the original. Nice to see a quality series gaining momentum.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

125 posts..............

this film hasn't even been released.....hasit?
!!!!!!!!
brm


One thing's for sure: Years from now, when someone searches this thread for opinions on Giacchino's score for DotPotA, they will know for damn certain how listeners felt about Giacchino's title choices.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   Faleel J Morricone   (Member)

"Kronos Wartet" was played in extended form at the ST Live Royal Albert Hall concerts under the titles "Kronos Karpool" and "Klingon Meeting Adjourned."



I believe only "Klingon Meeting Adjourned" and "Harrison Attack" is "Kronos Wartet", "Klingon Karpool" is the cue for Uhura and Spock's conversation in the ship, I know this because the unmentionable out there uses the Harrison Attack title.

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 7:59 PM   
 By:   MattyO   (Member)

The Amazon listing says this has now been delayed until August 12. Dammit!

 
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